Vino di Anna Palmento is a natural red wine made mainly from Nerello Mascalese and with a small portion of other varieties. It is a wine from Sicily produced by the Vino di Anna winery.
Vino di Anna is a small family winery located on the north face of Etna, in Sicily. It has been producing natural wines for more than 10 years, and cultivates its small plots of old vines, which are from 60 to 100 years old, biodynamically and organically. Its plots are between 760 and 1,200 metres above sea level. It produces according to the principles of minimum intervention, fermenting with native yeasts, with no oenological additives, or clarification or filtration and uses little or no sulphite.
The vineyards for Vino di Anna Palmento are 60 to 100 years old. They are found on the north side of the Etna volcano. They are planted mainly with Nerello Mascalese, but on the same plot there are some strains of Nerello Cappuccio, Alicante, Minella Bianca, Catarratto and Grecanico.
Vino di Anna Palmento is harvested manually, and once in the cellar half of the vintage is destemmed by hand and the rest is vatted whole. The must macerates with the skins for 4 days, and is then pressed and continues fermenting in stainless steel and used oak barrels. It then undergoes malolactic fermentation and remains on the fine lees for six months. Lastly, the wine is bottled without clarifying or filtering.
Vino di Anna Palmento is a fresh and mineral red wine from old vineyards at a high altitude in soils of volcanic origin.